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Don Amado

Don Amado
Reposado Mezcal

Category: Reposado Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 45%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$49.99

Don Amado
Reposado Mezcal

Category: Reposado Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 45%
Pale straw color. Buttery aromas and flavors of butter roasted nuts and sweet potatoes, peppers, pickled olives and mushrooms, and hint of acetone with a lightly tannic, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a nuanced, long finish that presents overtones of malted chocolate, dried tropical fruits, suede and cedar, and vanilla praline finish. A wild rollercoaster of flavors with an interesting texture and butteriness.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, fruity, rich, smoky & spicy
Aroma Aroma: butter roasted nuts and sweet potatoes, peppers, pickled olives and mushrooms, and hint of acetone
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of malted chocolate, dried tropical fruits, suede and cedar, and vanilla praline
Smoothness Smoothness: Tannic
Enjoy Enjoy: on the rocks and in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Tequila Sunrise, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A wild rollercoaster of flavors with an interesting texture and butteriness.

The Importer

Haas Brothers

The Importer
1808 Wedemeyer St. #160
San Francisco, CA 94129
USA
1 415-282-8585

Their Portfolio

Reposado Mezcal

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Serve in a Copita
Reposado mezcal is mezcal that is aged up to one year in an oak barrel, usually an ex-bourbon barrel. This is less time aging than an añejo mezcal (one to three years of aging) or extra añejos (three years or more). While these examples do not have the finesse of an añejo mezcal, these are a step or two up in refinement and smoothness from a blanco mezcal and can be served neat or in a cocktail.

Mezcal is often confused with tequila, as both are made from agave. But while tequila must be made from one specific blue agave, mezcal can be produced from eighteen different types of agave (maguey). There are two types of mezcal, those made exclusively from maguey and those made from at least 80% maguey mixed with other ingredients. Mezcal has similar aging terms as tequila, such as reposado and añejo, but generally mezcal is more of an artisanal product, so examples of mezcal vary more than tequila.

Most are double-distilled, while some are triple-distilled and then aged for several years in oak barrels. Flavors range from smoked herbs and pepper to tobacco and charred fruits.

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